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Blague du poisson d’avril

Blague du poisson d’avril

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Poisson d'avril !

Blague du poisson d’avril

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Poisson d’avril – French expression

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Poisson d'avril !

French expression What does the French expression Poisson d'avril mean? How is it used in a sentence?

Poisson d'avril - April fish - is what French people say for 'April fools’ day'. It's the tradition in France to play practical jokes or to stage  pranks on friends and shout Poisson d'avril when they discover the joke. Often, the prank is just a paper fish taped on the back of your friend, when you pretend to give them a pat on the back. Very funny. It’s unclear where the fish idea comes from. It might root in the fact that April 1st comes during lent, and fish would be a good present to give as a new year’s gift. The new year used to start on April 1st. In any case, here is a great poisson d'avril I heard on the daily news a few years back. A lot of people thought it was true. Big chaos, I tell you.

  • « La ville de Paris a décidé de déplacer la Tour Eiffel à Marseille. »
  • "The city of Paris decided to move the Eiffel Tower to Marseilles." (Marseille is a city on the South of France)

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Il faut cultiver notre jardin, dit Candide.

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Expressions du jardin

  1. Il faut cultiver son jardin. …. One must tend to their garden.
  2. On récolte ce que l’on sème. …. What goes around comes around.
  3. Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps. …. One can’t draw general conclusions out of only one incident.

Vocabulaire

  1. aphid …. m …. puceron
  2. bird …. m …. oiseau
  3. Bordo mix, copper sulfite mix …. f …. bouillie bordelaise
  4. branch …. f …. branche
  5. bud …. m …. bourgeon, bouton
  6. bush …. m …. buisson
  7. butterfly …. m …. papillon
  8. deciduous …. m/f …. caduque
  9. deer …. f/m/m …. biche, daim, chevreuil
  10. dirt, soil …. m/f …. sol, terre
  11. drinkable …. m/f …. potable
  12. early …. m/f …. précoce
  13. edible …. m/f …. comestible
  14. egg …. m …. œuf
  15. evergreen …. ø …. à feuilles persistantes
  16. fertilizer …. m …. engrais
  17. flower …. f …. fleur
  18. fragrance, scent, smell …. f …. odeur
  19. fresh …. m,f …. frais, fraiche
  20. frost …. f …. gelée
  21. garden …. m …. jardin
  22. gardener (female) …. f …. jardinière
  23. gardener (male) …. m …. jardinier
  24. gardener’s line …. m …. cordeau
  25. grass …. f …. herbe
  26. growing …. f …. culture
  27. hole …. m …. trou
  28. hose (watering) …. m …. tuyau d’arrosage
  29. illness …. f …. maladie
  30. in bloom …. ø …. en fleur

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un trèfle à 4 feuilles – French expression

un trèfle à 4 feuilles - French expression

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trèfle à quatre feuilles

What does the French expression ' un trèfle à 4 feuilles ' mean? How is it used in a sentence?

un trèfle à 4 feuilles means ‘a four-leaf clover/shamrock’. It brings good luck when you find it.

  • « J’ai trouvé un trèfle à 4 feuilles le jour de la Saint-Patrick. Je vais avoir de la chance. »
  • “I found a four-leaf clover on Saint Patrick’s day. I’m going to be lucky.”

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chercher midi à quatorze heures – French expression

chercher midi à quatorze heures - French expression

french expression, chercher midi à quatorze heures

Il n'est ni midi, ni quatorze heures.

What does the French expression 'chercher midi à quatorze heures' mean? How is it used in a sentence?

chercher midi à quatorze heures - to look for noon at 2 pm (fourteen hundred hours). chercher midi à quatorze heures means to complicate things, to make a situation more complicated than it needs to be.

  • « Arrête de toujours chercher midi à quatorze heures. C'est fatigant de prévoir des sorties avec toi. »
  • "Stop always complicating things. It's tiring trying to plan outings with you."

présent : je cherche midi à quatorze heures

imparfait : je cherchais midi à quatorze heures

futur : je ne chercherai pas midi à quatorze heures

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  1. avoir d’autres chats à fouetter  …. to have other cats to beat  …. to have other fish to fry
  2. avoir un chat dans la gorge  …. to have a cat in the throat  …. to have a frog in one’s throat
  3. donner sa langue au chat  …. to give one’s tongue to the cat  …. to give up (trying to guess)

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